I love to start a Sunday with a good stack of pancakes or waffles but today I decided to give it a twist and make aebleskiver. To be quite honest, I still don't know how to pronounce the name of this dish but who cares, they are so good the name is the last thing on your mind. Aebleskiver are Danish style pancakes with a moist and fluffy center. It's funny how I came across them, I discover the aebleskiver pan first and I tought it was so pretty but had no idea what it was for. I started to do my research and went to a couple of Danish places to try them and I just loved them so I bought the pan and started to experiment and that's how this recipe was born.
They are fairly easy to make but tricky to turn. I messed up a couple of batches before I could make decent looking ones but it's worth the effort. One of the things that I love about them is that you can fill them with just about anything and of course being the chocoholic I am, I didn't think twice and went for chocolate. I have made aebleskiver filled with dulce de leche as well. They are sensational. Just make sure the dulce de leche is cold to avoid a big mess.
2 cups Milk
2 Cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp melted butter, plus more for the pan
1/4 Cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Separate the egg yolks from the whites, beat the whites until they form stiff peaks. Whisk together egg yolks, milk and melted butter until just mixed. Add the liquids to the dry ingredients and whisk until well combined. Gently fold in the egg whites. Using an aebleskiver pan, brush each cup lightly with melted butter and fill then 3/4 of the way, place chocolate chips in the center of each one and turn them when they start to get bubbly around the edge.